Today we're pleased to share that BlueJeans been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Meeting Solutions for the Fourth Year in a Row Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.
Furthermore, as of October 8, 2020 on Gartner Peer Insights, BlueJeans has received a 4.6 out of 5 customer rating for its meetings solutions platform, which is the highest rating in terms of vendors with more than 50 reviews over the past 12 months (based on 378 total reviews). A CEO in the Healthcare industry said in May 2020, “Due to Covid-19 we had a need to work remotely but still remain in communication with each [other]. After testing Zoom and Teams, the experience of my staff was that BlueJeans was the most straightforward. Given that this was a new experience for us all, simplicity for the end user was important and BlueJeans delivered on that need.” In April 2020, a CEO in the Services industry called BlueJeans “the perfect meeting solution” and “a great alternative to other meeting solutions. The meetings are easy to schedule and access for all parties. There are great features like whiteboard, transcription and recording.”
In February 2020, a CEO in the Finance Industry said, “My company is located in two continents and three countries and this makes a video conference solution such as BlueJeans very important. It allows members of my organization to be able to connect to meetings through desktop application or mobile application. Picture quality is always clear and reliable, so is the audio quality amongst the best I have seen.” These reviews, among others, led to BlueJeans being recognized as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Meetings Solutions as Reviewed by Customers.
Here's what our CEO, Quentin Gallivan, had to say regarding today's news:
“Due to the current climate, the video conferencing industry as a whole reached an inflection point this year, which we’re seeing reflected in this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant report,” said Quentin Gallivan, CEO, BlueJeans by Verizon. “It’s no longer just about creating better meeting experiences. Video conferencing is fundamentally changing the way businesses operate,” he continued. “BlueJeans has always been focused on helping our customers drive business success. Now, as a Verizon company, we’re well positioned to transform the way people and organizations across industries experience work by optimizing video communication and collaboration in real-time at the edge of the 5G network.”
What a year it's been for BlueJeans! The beginning of 2020 marked 10 years of successive revenue growth for BlueJeans, with the company reaching the coveted milestone of profitability. This paved a path for the acquisition by Verizon earlier this year. BlueJeans continued to see a significant increase in overall growth and platform adoption over the past year, with total meeting minutes increasing by 2.7x. As a result, BlueJeans was able to offer new pricing and packaging, as well as BlueJeans Smart Meetings for free to all customers—allowing users to capture critical meeting moments, assign action items and quickly consume meeting highlights post-meeting.
Additional investments this year include new and increased partnerships with companies like Epic, Facebook and LinkedIn, and enhancements to the BlueJeans Meetings, Events, and Gateway solutions that improve upon the platform’s user experience and security in order to better suit today’s dispersed workforce.